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White Knight: ASRA, ASA, and the Formation of the ABA
  1. Douglas R. Bacon, M.D., M.A.
  1. Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  1. Reprint requests: Douglas R. Bacon, M.D., M.A., Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. E-mail: bacon.douglas{at}


The original American Society of Regional Anesthesia (1924-1940) was instrumental in the formation of the American Board of Anesthesiology, whereupon competence in anesthesiology was placed on the same footing as every other specialty practice in the United States.

Key Words:
  • History
  • Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • American Board of Anesthesiology

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